The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Looking for an editor or proofreader?

The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for more than 700 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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Our three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three – 15 upgrade points awarded on successful completion of all three courses.

P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress

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Membership

The SfEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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SfEP community

Find out about the activities and resources that help make the SfEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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Editorial training

Medical mentoring now offered!

MENTORING IN MEDICAL EDITING

There is a constant demand for competent medical copy-editors and proofreaders, as there is for STEM editors generally.

We are now able to offer mentoring in medical editing. This programme is suitable for new editors with a good medical background and also for experienced editors wanting to move into this field.

Our one-to-one mentoring is second to none and is available to both members and non-members. The fee can be split into two six-monthly payments.

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The SfEP is 30 years old

Editing still matters

To celebrate, we've published a compilation of articles from the Society's newsletters and magazines to show both what has changed and the editorial standards that have remained constant.

It's free to download for members, and both printed and electronic versions are available for sale in our shop. Click on the image for more details.

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See our range of guides

Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.

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